13th International Symposium LIVE

11/10/2021 7min.

Islamist Radicalism in the Balkans: From Immigrant Arab Fighter to Emigrant Combatant in Arabia

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September 11 brought security crackdowns on large Islamic NGOs in the Balkans known to be linked to terrorism. 20 years later, the region is still trying to break out of the image of a radical hotspot, despite making concrete efforts to curb domestic extremists.

Our researcher Asya Metodieva brings you an article about Islamic radicalism in the Balkans. It deals with the development and manifestations of radical Islamic currents in the context of the Balkan region. Asya also stresses the historical development of the 1990s, which determines the current situation in Balkan. How have the Islamic currents evolved since 9/11?

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